About Jessica B
Lives in Liverpool, United Kingdom
Since Apr 2013
18-24 year old female
I was born and raised in Liverpool and have spent my life living between Liverpool and Manchester. I also spent a large chunk of 2014 working in Rio de Janeiro (amazing!). I especially love travelling to places with natural beauty and last year I fulfilled my dream of seeing penguins in the wild in the south of Argentina. My next adventure? Who knows!?
Monuments & Statues
National Parks, Forests
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Observation Decks & Towers, Hiking Trails, Parks
Parks, Historic Sites
Arguably the best view of the city can be had from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain (so named for its shape). Half the fun is getting here — by cable car!
One of the biggest botanical gardens in the world and home to 140 species of birds, Rio’s Botanical Garden is breathtakingly beautiful and offers spectacular views up at Christ the Redeemer.
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, this 40-meter-tall statue of Jesus welcomes you to Rio with open arms.
The world’s largest urban park, this rainforest is an oasis surrounding the bustling city. While some of Tijuca is accessible by road, the best way to get a feel for the ecosystem here is by taking one of the hiking routes.
One of the most famous beaches in the world, Copacabana is 4km of white sand and calm water, bordered by two historic forts.
This colorful and crazy staircase, located in the heart of Lapa, is a must-see. Since 1990, more than 2000 unique tiles have been laid along the steps of Escaderia Selaron. Many have been donated by people from all corners of the world.
Morro Dois Irmaos (Two Brothers Mountain) is a hidden gem and offers views of the city good enough to rival those from Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf.
Ipanema is arguably the 'coolest' beach in Rio.
Parque Henrique Lage is the perfect place to get a taste of the local wildlife. Look out for the monkeys!
Located on the outskirts of the city, and popular with surfers, Prainha Beach is off the beaten track and is much quieter than the urban ones. You won’t be fighting through the tourists here!